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The winter holidays are always a good time, but there is a high level of stress that accompanies them, making us glad when they are over. We spend too much money, we work too hard, and we often have to deal with the complaints of our cranky uncles at the dinner table, adding to the stress we feel. The summer holidays, however, are pure joy in comparison. We look forward to that extra day off, we plan vacations to places with beaches and sunshine, and for that day, that time, summer becomes a magical season again, offering long days filled with endless opportunities for fun and excitement. We believe in ice cream trucks and afternoon naps, and during the 4th of July holiday, we ooh and ahh over impressive fireworks displays, wishing the night, and the show could go on forever! For our Vacation Rentals by Kimberly guests who have chosen San Diego County for their Independence Day revelries, knowing that they will be coming home to the all-American comforts and style our properties provide always takes the sting out of the finale, and this guide to 4th of July in San Diego County will ensure that every minute will be filled with fun, fancy, and of course, fireworks on the big day itself!

We Love a Parade

We really do love a parade, and although there seem to be fewer and fewer parades commemorating the holidays these days, a visit to Coronado Island will remind you why they hold such a soft spot in our hearts! The Coronado 4th of July Parade begins at 10 AM, traveling down Orange Avenue and starting out the day on the right note. Colorful floats, talented bands, and probably some really cool cars with important people sitting in the back seat will bring smiles to your face, as will the concert held after in Spreckels Park. If you have the energy, Coronado Tidelands Park offers its annual 12K and 5K run, but if not, it’s ok; the fireworks over Glorietta Bay will ensure that you don’t feel bad about anything!

A Day at the Fair

A day at the fair is always a good idea, and being able to spend 4th of July at the fair is an even better one! Independence Day is the last day of the San Diego County Fair, located at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar. Opening at 11 AM and offering the theme ‘Get Out There’ this year, it offers exactly what you think it might: livestock shows, baking competitions, fun-filled rides, and all the carnival food you can keep down after a ride on the Tilt-a-Whirl! Ending the season with a fantastic fireworks show, guests can spend the entire day taking part in perhaps the most all-American activity and celebrate hard, just the way our founding fathers would have liked!

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld, July 1-4

You had to know our theme parks would get in on the fun, and the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular is guaranteed to make the whole family happy, especially as you get to enjoy our favorite creatures of the sea while watching the sky light up with an amazing display of color. The Marine Band will be performing an accompaniment to the show, ensuring that everyone will have the best time ever!

Red, White, and Boom at LEGOLAND

Make your kiddos the happiest people on earth with a day in the park, LEGOLAND park, to be absolutely clear! Featuring all the regular LEGO related fun and excitement, there will also be 4th of July related activities and events that will bring the excitement to the next level, such as family picnics, celebrity meet and greets, and a variety of patriotic themed building activities, all accompanied by patriotic music. End the day with a dazzling display of fireworks. A 4th of July at Legoland could truly be described as the perfect day, especially as you get to enjoy all the extras at the same regular admittance fee!

At Home with Vacation Rentals by Kimberly

Not every 4th of July adventure will be spent away from your home sweet home. Some of your favorite moments will be enjoyed right here in your Vacation Rentals by Kimberly holiday hideaway! Choose a property that offers a huge backyard, perhaps partially occupied by a crystal-clear pool and bubbling hot tub and enjoy a family barbecue on this day that celebrates the freedom to do so. Watch the sun set over the ocean in our waterfront properties while sipping a sparkling holiday cocktail, and chances are you will be able to catch some fireworks from the comfort of your patio chair. However you choose to spend this year’s fabulous 4th of July, choosing Vacation Rentals by Kimberly will ensure your California vacation shines extra bright. Reserve your favorite vacation escape today!

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